By Parag Deulgaonkar
The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour is expected to be completed in 2020
Structural work is underway at Emaar Properties’ $1 billion (AED3.67bn) The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, which when completed in 2020 will be 100 metres taller than Burj Khalifa.
Its project update video for July, shared with Arabian Business, show structural sheets have been laid in the foundations of the tower.
The pile foundation was, however, completed in May, with the piles tested to bear a load of over 36,000 tonnes – the maximum carried by a single foundation pile to date.
More than 145 barrette piles were used to form the foundation for the tower, which has been designed by Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava Valls.
The Tower will comprise residential and leisure features including a 360 viewing deck “The Pinnacle Room”, and a VIP observation deck with landscaping meant to recreate the “splendour of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.”
It will also feature fully glazed rotating balconies that extend outward, rotating outside the skin of the tower and a boutique hotel for visitors.
Emaar Properties is developing the Dubai Creek Harbour master developer in joint venture with Dubai Holding.For all the latest construction news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.